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    education or educational?

    Hello,

    could you tell me please, which is the right adjective "education" or "educational"?

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    Re: education or educational?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky_K View Post
    Hello,

    could you tell me please, which is the right adjective "education" or "educational"?

    thanx
    How do we know? You haven't given a context.
    Or are you asking whether they are both adjectives? A dictionary might help you there.

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    Re: education or educational?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky_K View Post
    Hello,

    Could you tell me please, which is the right adjective "education" or "educational"?

    Thanks
    Please use standard English.

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    Re: education or educational?

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    Hello,

    Thank you for correcting me. I've read those threads. I' ve also searched for the answer on the web. There is no explanation, why do we use sometimes "education" as an adjective and sometimes "educational". I know that we say "education system" or "educational problem". But what's the difference? The meaning is the same. E.g. there is no such word like "scientifical", there is only "scientific". But in this case we can use both "education" and "educational". There should be a difference between them.

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    Re: education or educational?

    An education system provides education, but an educational situation is one you learn from- it doesn't offer you a complete education, but you learn something from it.

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    Re: education or educational?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky_K View Post
    Hello,

    Thank you for correcting me. I've read those threads. I' ve also searched for the answer on the web. There is no explanation, why do we use sometimes "education" as an adjective and sometimes "educational". I know that we say "education system" or "educational problem". But what's the difference? The meaning is the same. E.g. there is no such word like "scientifical", there is only "scientific". But in this case we can use both "education" and "educational". There should be a difference between them.
    There is a difference; the meaning is not the same. There are other nouns that function as adjectives, similar to this.
    For example, a psychology book is not the same as a psychological book. A school book isn't the same as a scholarly book. An economic plan is not the same as an economical plan. Etc.

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    Re: education or educational?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There is a difference; the meaning is not the same. There are other nouns that function as adjectives, similar to this.
    For example, a psychology book is not the same as a psychological book. A school book isn't the same as a scholarly book. An economic plan is not the same as an economical plan. Etc.
    Thank you very much for the answer.

    If it's possible could you please explain the difference between:

    a psychology book and a psychological book
    or
    (a school book and a scholarly book
    an economic plan and an economical plan)

    Thank you

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    Re: education or educational?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky_K View Post
    Thank you very much for the answer.

    If it's possible could you please explain the difference between:

    a psychology book and a psychological book
    or
    (a school book and a scholarly book
    an economic plan and an economical plan)

    Thank you
    Economical | Define Economical at Dictionary.com
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/economic
    etc.
    You could try that first.

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